The Standard Model includes the matter particles (quarks and leptons), the force carrying particles (bosons), and the Higgs boson. Credit: Artwork courtesy of Sandbox Studio, Chicago for Symmetry The Standard Model of Particle Physics is scientists’ current best theory to describe the most basic building blocks of the universe. It […]

Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST JILA researchers have used a state-of-the-art atomic clock to narrow the search for elusive dark matter, an example of how continual improvements in clocks have value beyond timekeeping. Older atomic clocks operating at microwave frequencies have hunted for dark matter before, but this is the first time […]

The LUX-ZEPLIN time projection chamber, the experiment’s main detector, is pictured here in a clean room at the Sanford Underground Research Facility before it was wrapped up and delivered underground. Credit: Matthew Kapust/Sanford Underground Research Facility LUX-ZEPLIN crews overcome COVID-19 obstacles to reach major milestone en route to startup. Crews working on […]

Typical magnetic field variations as mapped by the trolley at different positions in the Muon g-2 experiment’s storage ring, shown at the parts-per-million level. Credit: Argonne National Laboratory Mapping the magnetic field for Fermilab’s Muon g-2 experiment. As scientists await the highly anticipated initial results of the Muon g- 2 […]

At DESY´s ARES accelerator, the research team wants to gain experience with autonomous operation. Credit: DESY/F. Burkart Particle accelerators are universal tools: They help in production processes in industry, in tumor therapy in hospitals and enable unique discoveries and insights in research. Growing demands on the stability and properties of […]

University of Delaware researchers are part of collaboration studying cosmic rays. In addition to Cherenkov detector tanks filled with water, the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina has a second kind of cosmic-ray catcher — fluorescence detectors. The charged particles in a cosmic-ray air shower interact with atmospheric nitrogen, causing it […]

An artist’s impression showing the incorporation of single photon emitters during hBN growth. Credit: Trong Toan Tran Study helps unlock chemical structure in defects that emit single photons. Systems which can emit a stream of single photons, referred to as quantum light sources, are critical hardware components for emerging technologies […]

Artist’s rendering of a method of measuring and controlling quantum spins developed at Princeton University. Credit: Rachel Davidowitz When atoms get extremely close, they develop intriguing interactions that could be harnessed to create new generations of computing and other technologies. These interactions in the realm of quantum physics have proven […]